Conditioners and Care Tips for Curly Hair
If you have natural curls or permed hair, chances are your hair strands are more prone to losing its luster. Whether you have tight curls or wavy hair, having a natural shine looks best on your mane. While cutting off damaged hair may be the solution to having healthy hair growth, there are other options to promote luster in your locks. Back away from the clippers. We have a solution for you. To keep your natural curls looking clean and fresh, incorporate a leave-in conditioner and other hair care products that will make your hair manageable.
Care for Those Curls
Having a head of hair full of curls can be challenging to manage without the right tools. People with curly hair may have a rough time keeping their curls from looking too puffy, but proper conditioning treatments and hair products will do the trick.
Hair conditioner helps to ease frizz, leaving a smooth finish, but it can also add weight to the hair strands, causing them to weigh down and hang loosely. Using the right deep conditioner is key to having healthy and loose hair. However, too much moisture can throw off your natural moisture balance. Ideally, the goal is to achieve a protein-moisture balance.
A common clue for overly moisturized hair is if your dry hair doesn’t spring back to place when you pull a strand. Protein will add strength to any curl type, and an effective and affordable conditioner will aid in moisture loss. The perfect products are shampoos formulated with proteins rich in amino acids that will strengthen the dry hair shaft and add extra moisture to the hair.
Get Fuller Hair and Extra Shine With These Steps
- Weekly or biweekly hair mask for damage repair
- Hair styling products designed to smooth out frizzy hair
- Conditioning shampoo and conditioner for moisture retention
- Hair mousse for added volume to the roots (optional)
Choose the Best Conditioner
Using a deep conditioner, like a hair mask, at least once a week will work wonders for hair growth. It helps if you use a conditioning cream designed for curly hair to enhance your curls and add a touch of richness to your hair.
Choosing a perfect product can be daunting, depending on your hair type, budget, and length. Understanding how ingredients work and what to look for is essential.
Treatments That Should Be In Your Hair Care Routine
Here are some tips when purchasing hair care products:
- Leave-in treatments with argan oil are excellent for wavy hair or curly hair.
- Leave-in conditioner can aid in moisture retention and leave the hair soft.
- Look for hair styling products with a rich source of green tea extract.
- Mix it up until you find an ideal tried and true product. Don’t rely on one brand of shampoo and conditioner. Switch up different brands and ingredients depending on the season! Curly hair tends to become accustomed to products after time, making progress less noticeable.
- Curls are prone to create dry, coarse hair. Natural oil production keeps our hair healthy. The shape of a spiral growing from hair follicles impedes the natural oils from working their way down the hair, leaving less of a natural shine.
- Find a conditioner with active ingredients that promote moisture.
- Avoid conditioners that have sodium lauryl sulfate. Sodium lauryl sulfate strips the skin and hair follicles of natural oils.
- Find a conditioner that will nourish your hair, not destroy it. Be mindful of what you put in your hair.
If You Can’t Take The Heat, Then Don’t Use It
Avoid using a blow dryer and fine-tooth combs on your curly hair for a healthy scalp and hair. Generally, when you use a comb, it should be a wide-toothed comb. Ideally, you should avoid the blow-dryer and let your hair air-dry naturally instead to keep the frizz at bay. Direct heat doesn’t work to your advantage, so whatever you do, keep the heat at a minimum.
Alternatively, you can opt to use a hair diffuser on damp hair for a defined curl and minimal frizz. The hair diffuser adapts to your blow dryer and works on any type of hair, especially wavy hair or curls. It can also be the antidote for bad hair days. Avoid blow-drying on wet hair. Always wait until you have damp hair to reduce heat damage.
Natural Hair Care Product Ingredients
Conditioners with natural ingredients and scalp care shampoos that cater to your natural texture can be just as effective as high-tech hair care products. Products with natural ingredients, like organic botanicals, organic aloe blend, aloe vera, wheat protein, coconut milk, sunflower seed extracts, mineral oil, and plant extracts are gentle and nourishing on the hair.
If your goal is to use products promoting strong hair and add sheen to your hair strands, consult your stylist and look at the ingredients. These natural ingredients are devoid of harsh chemicals and ideal for sensitive skin. Natural hair conditioners can aid in smoothing out tangled hair and have hydrating properties.
A Good Stylist Never Hurts
Making routine visits to your stylist and using styling products formulated with curl-nourish ingredients will keep your head of hair looking healthy with a natural shine. At Evergreen Beauty College, we provide our students with the knowledge and skills to deal with any hair type. So you can rest assured that if you book an appointment for one of our many student salon services*, you’ll receive expert treatment at a fraction of the price of other salons.
If you have been trying to keep the challenge associated with being a man with curly hair managed, we can help. If you take time to care for your curls, you will enjoy having them.
*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.